- 3D2N stay for 1 for $2,488 (rrp. $2,676)
Hotel at a glance
Stretched along the tranquil waters of Hanoi’s second largest lake, the 293-room InterContinental Hanoi Westlake sits tucked away from the hubbub of Hanoi city. Offering a variety of room types, guests choose from luxurious hotel rooms and suites decked in contemporary strokes of Vietnamese design and timber to idyllic over-water pavilion rooms boasting unparalleled views of lapping waves and sun-kissed horizons.
- Engage senses on an epicurean journey at the hotel’s seven restaurants and bars. Feast on Italian cuisine at Milan Restaurant, surrender palates to Gallic flavours at Cafe Du Lac, dine on authentic local cuisine within the vibrant crimson-hued interiors of Saigon Restaurant, and more
- Wade in the azure waters of the tropical-themed swimming pool, with poolside cocktails and scoops of homemade ice cream to cool down, before heading to the on-site spa for a bevy of facials, massages, and body scrubs, or take advantage of the fitness room for a vigorous workout
- Indulge touristic passions with a stroll to the adjacent 800-year old Golden Lotus Flower Pagoda, then continue on with a walk to the Old Quarter and roam amongst narrow streets brimming with shop-houses, shop at the Dong Xuan Market, and watch one of Vietnam’s oldest cultural traditions, the water puppet show.
- Fitness centre
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Spa with sauna and steam bath facilities
- Room service
- Restaurants and bars
- Laundry and dry cleaning services
- Business centre and meeting facilities
- Airport transfer
Hanoi, Vietnam: What to see and do
“Follow in the footsteps of BBC Travel’s guide to Hanoi as you trawl the famous 36 streets of the Old Quarter, where your choice of souvenirs may be found upon the exotic street signs bearing the name of the locally-practised trade. As you decipher hang gai from hang quat, refuel dwindling energies at the local restaurants where locals and visitors dine side-by-side upon spring rolls, crispy pancakes, and Quảng-style noodles. After that, venture out with your optional tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, which is located at the ‘Secure Serenity’ of Quảng Ninh. Made up of up to 2,000 large and small islands – of which only 1,000 are named – the outer province is your picturesque getaway to the multi-coloured chambers of the Thien Cung ‘Heavenly Palace’ cave and imaginatively-named limestone formations with monikers like the Stone Dog islet, Incense Burner islet, and Fighting Cock islet.”